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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

158                                    FLORA INDICA.                   [Myristicacea .

Specimens from Malaccja in the Hookerian Herbarium appear to us o be identical
with the plant described by Jack, and with the numbers of Cuming quoted above.
If \ve are correct in these identifications, the species must be widely distributed.
In our description we have chiefly followed Jack.

6. M. gibbosa (iH.f. et T.) ; ramulis glabriusculis, foliis angustc
lanceolatis acurainatis; basi acutis subtus pallidis (in sicco flavescenti-
bus)> fructu oblongo tomentoso obliqud hinc gibbo, arillo tenuu

HAB. In monk Khiasia !  (. 0.)

r, ramulis gracilibus foliosis, cortice griseo ruguloso ; partes novellce tencr-
rime furfuracete, cito glabtfeseentes. folia glaberrima, coriacea, supra nitida, subtus
pallida, secus-costam subfarfuracea, cito glabrescentia, -4-7 poll, longa, 1-]^ jata,
pet, f-| poll. PteFioellib fructus -pollicaris (pedunculo brevissimo). Jfrnctus
valva crasse eoriaceffi, initus castaneas, nervosee, rngulosa?. Arittus apice tnntum
sublacerus. Semen obliquura, chalaza longe iiifra-apicali.
This species, which appears very distinct both in leaves and fruit, was obtained by
ns in the Khaaia hills, with ripe fruit, in the month of June. We are inclined to
associate with our Khasia plant a single specimen of a male plant in flower, collected
by Grrinith. at Mergui, on 'the Tenasserim coast, which is evidently quite unlike all
the states of Jf. corticosa, and which cannot be confounded with any other species.
The leaves of this Mergui plant are identical with those of M. gibbosa ; and if the
two be the same, the male lowers of that plant may be thus described :  PedumuH
axillares, validi, \ pollicem* longi, lignosi, nudi, apice in* ramps plures abbreviates
dense squamosos divisi. ^edicelli plnres, ^-^-pollieares, medio-bracteolom minu-
tam amplectentem gerentes. Calyx ovalis vel campanulatns, ^-trilobus, fenragineo-
pubescens. Columna staminea superne subclavata. Antkcra 12, scberectee, disco
breviter lobato adnatee.
7.  M. corticosai (H.f. et J1.); ramulis glabratis, foliis anguste
lanceolatis utrinque acutis rariusve pbtusis subjus glaucis, pedunculis
axillaribus abbreviatis piurifloris, disco pkno 8-12-lobo, fructu ovali
pulveruknto, arillo carnoso.  Knema corticosa, Low. M. Cock. 742 !
Myristica globularia, Lam*   M.. glauca, Bl. Bljdr. 676, Rumpk. i. 182.
t. 60,    M. lanceolata, Wall. Cat. 6794 !   M. missiqnis, WaU. Cat.
6788 !    M. *mgustifolia, Roscb. II. 2nd. iii. 847 !         j
HAB. Chittagong ! Tenasserim ! et in penins. MaJayaua ! (Fl. Jan.
Apr.) (t?.f?.)
DISTRIB. Java ! Cochin China ! Borneo !
Arbor asepe eatcdsa. jRamvtt cortice rubicnndo vel fusco-cinereo, glaberrimi;
partes novelise viz snbpnlverulentai. Folia elongato-knceolata, interdtun sed raris-
sime obtuaa, 4-7 poll, longa, 1-1 vel iwius 0 poll.lata, petiolo ^-f-poD., rigide co-
riacea, glaberrima, venulis in sicco creberrimis rcticulatis. Pedvnculi 1-3 lineae
longi, areolis squamarum delapsarnm notati. Pee&eelli graciles, supra medium
bracteolati. florcs tenmssime tomentosi. AriUvt puniceus,,mnltipartitU5. Cha-
laza obHqua,                                       ' ,
Oar Chitt^ong plant is nndoubtedly the same with that from Singapur in Herb.
Wallich, and ive can in no way distin-^iish M. missionis> Wall; which was perhaps,
therefore, obtained by Konig from the Straits, and was not a native of the Madras
Peninsula. Our specimens quite agree with Blamed figure and detailed description,
and with Loureiro's specimens in the British Museum. We adopt Lonreiro's name,
because we have no doubt that, on a general revision of the Order, his genfta Knema
will be kept up.
8.  M. intermedia (Bl Eumph. 1 187) ; ramulis glabnusculis,